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USS Hodges was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort launched on December 9, 1943. It was commissioned on May 27, the following year under Lt. Cmdr. Victor B. Staadecker’s command as DE-231 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 22, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, New Guinea, Panama, Lingayen, Okinawa, Manus or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 29, 1948. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hodges received 1 battle star.